[Sfbay-video] Fwd: screening of Palestine Blues - Support the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
a. mark liiv
mark at whisperedmedia.org
Wed Oct 4 22:19:13 PDT 2006
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 14:13:09 -0700 (PDT)
>From: chriscrass at mutualaid.org
>Hi friends and comrades,
>We are very excited about this upcoming screening of Palestine Blues. The
>film is moving and inspiring, and this will be the first time it is shown
>in the bay area; and as a fundraiser it will support the on-going
>organizing of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) here
>in the Bay Area.
>Rahula and I want to extend a special invitation to you to join us; We're
>aiming to make this our biggest fundraiser yet and we need your help to do
>Please spread the word about this film and come out and join us.
>for liberation, against imperialism,
>Chris Crass and Rahula Janowski,
>from the Heads Up Collective
>The Heads Up Collective presents:
>Bay Area Premier of
>SAVE THE DATE!!!
>Tuesday, October 24th 8pm
>As part of Televising the Revolution, a Radical Film Series at El Rio,
>3158 Mission St @ Cesar Chavez, SF, the Heads Up Collective presents the
>Bay Area Premier of PALESTINE BLUES, a film by Nida Sinnokrot. Also
>featuring speakers from ADC-SF.
>Palestine Blues follows the repercussions of the Israeli Apartheid Wall
>and Settlement expansion in the Palestinian farming communities of the
>West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Instead of focusing on the Wall as an
>object, Palestine Blues examines the grassroots resistance movement that
>has sprung up against it. In June 2002, construction of Israel's now
>infamous barrier began in the West Bank. Though it is referred to as a
>"security fence" by Israel, its form changes along the route, and near
>large cities it is a concrete wall twice as high as the Berlin Wall.
>PALESTINE BLUES is a story of survival, which documents the grassroots
>resistance movement that has sprung up against the Wall. Featuring
>unforgettable characters and breathtaking footage, at times shot under
>great duress, by the Palestinian Director Nida Sinnokrot, PALESTINE BLUES
>offers a unique, insider's look at the resilience and despondency that
>characterize Palestinian life under occupation.
>The film screening is a benefit for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
>Committee, San Francisco chapter (ADCSF) ADC is a national, grassroots
>organization committed to defending and protecting the civil rights of
>Arab-Americans. Locally, ADC-SF is actively engaged with the Arab, Muslim,
>and Progressive communities and to counter discrimination, secure rights
>for immigrants and act in solidarity with the people of Palestine and
>Lebanon. This summer, the ADC-SF helped initiate the local Break The Siege
>campaign to end the siege on Gaza and Lebanon.
>This screening is part of an ongoing monthly series showcasing radical
>films and supporting local organizing. Films are shown on the patio at El
>Rio every month. Event is free, but donations accepted. Space is
>wheelchair accessible, but bathrooms are not. 21 and over.
>The HeadsUp Collective is a white anti-racist, anti-imperialist
>project. We are rooted in the global justice and anti-war movements.
>We work from the foundation that all people have the right to
>housing, food, health care, meaningful work, and healthy communities. In
>short, we believe in the need for revolutionary change and the liberation
>of all people from the systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism,
>heterosexism, the gender binary system, and imperialism.
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